MSZP gathers support for road toll parliament session

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The Hungarian Socialist party (MSZP) collected the required number of signatures for an extraordinary parliamentary session initiated by the party on the planned changes in the road toll system, the party's parliamentary group told Hungarian news agency MTI late yesterday.

According to MSZP’s statement, House Speaker László Kövér will be obliged to summon an extraordinary session, as the motion requires the support of 20% of the 199 lawmakers, and 40 lawmakers from the Socialist party; the green LMP party and independent MPs have already signed the initiative.

The Development Ministry announced last Wednesday that county stickers and a fee would be introduced from January 1, for currently free ring roads which circumvented cities. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he is backing the new system and added that it is beneficial for Hungarian citizens.

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